Tim Martin

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Tim Martin is a journalist and book critic for the Telegraph.

The Fishermen

Date: 14 Apr 2015 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
This first novel by the 28-year-old Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma is one of the final six contenders for this year’s Booker Prize. It’s a passionate, jostling and flamboyant piece of work, set in Nigeria during the military rule of the Nineties, which conceals a subtle state-of-the-nation allegory in its tale of a progressive family driven to disintegration by a folk prophecy.
The Fishermen follows four brothers from ...